Since I’ve already alluded to how jetlag affected me during and after this move, it’s pointless to write a full entry about it. I don’t want to drive people away from this blog because of complete boredom. 😐 I’ll post article excerpts on jetlag here instead, in the hopes that it’ll help someone in their future travels and/or move(s).
(HealthDay News) — Jet lag is the term for disrupted sleep when you travel between time zones, and your body doesn’t adjust to sleeping on a new schedule.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers these suggestions to minimize jet lag:
* Stick to a good bed time and sleep schedule before departing. Don’t miss out on sleep in an attempt to beat jet lag.
* Adjust your bed time by a few hours before you leave, depending on which time zone to which you’ll be traveling.
* If you’re only traveling for a few days, don’t worry about adjusting to a new time zone.
* Don’t sleep on the flight, unless the flight includes your usual bed time.
* Don’t consume alcohol or caffeine, but do drink plenty of fluids.
* Keep up with your exercise routine, just not too close to bed time.
— Diana Kohnle
What is jet lag?
Jet lag, also called desynchronosis, is a temporary disorder that causes fatigue, insomnia, and other symptoms as a result of air travel across time zones.
What are other symptoms of jet lag?
Besides fatigue and insomnia, a jet lag sufferer may experience anxiety, constipation, diarrhea, confusion, dehydration, headache, irritability, nausea, sweating, coordination problems, and even memory loss. Some individuals report additional symptoms, such as heartbeat irregularities and increased susceptibility to illness.